10 Famous Mother/Child Duos


10 Famous Mother/Child Duos

7. Judy Garland (1922 – 1969) and Liza Minnelli (b. 1946)



Judy Garland was an actress, singer and vaudevillian. Adored by audiences around the world for her role in The Wizard of Oz, she was once described by Fred Astaire as "the greatest entertainer who ever lived.” Her daughter, Liza Minnelli, is a famous performer as well. She has won four Tony Awards, an Oscar, and a special “Legends” Grammy.

6. Gloria Vanderbilt (b. 1924) and Son Anderson Cooper (b. 1967)
Born in 1924, Gloria Laura Vanderbilt is an American heiress, actress, and clothing designer best known for her designer blue jeans. She is a member of the prominent Vanderbilt family of New York and the mother of CNN's Anderson Cooper. Cooper, who is 45, hosts his own show on the network, Anderson Cooper 360°.


5. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929 – 1994) and Children John F. Kennedy, Jr. (1960 – 1999) & Caroline Kennedy (b. 1957)

Jacqueline (“Jackie”) Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. As the First Lady of the United States, she was also mother to four children, including John F. Kennedy, Jr. who was a well-known American socialite, magazine publisher and lawyer who tragically died in 1999. Caroline Kennedy is a famed American author and attorney.


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4. Tippi Hedren (b. 1930) and Daughter Melanie Griffith (b. 1957)


Nathalie Kay "Tippi" Hedren is an actress and former fashion model. She is known for her roles in the Alfred Hitchcock films The Birds and Marnie. Her daughter, Melanie Griffith, is an Academy Award nominated actress and Golden Globe winner for her performance in the 1988 film, Working Girl.

3. Debbie Reynolds (b. 1932) and Daughter Carrie Fisher (b. 1956)

Debbie Reynolds is a famous actress, singer, and dancer who starred in Singin' in the Rain in 1952, which made her a major star. Her daughter, Carrie Fisher, is also an actress. Fisher starred in the Star Wars trilogy in the late 70s and early 80s as Princess Leia. However, Fisher is also famous for her work as a novelist and screenwriter.


2. Blythe Danner (b. 1943) and Daughter Gwyneth Paltrow (b. 1972)

Although she has been acting since the early 70s, Blythe Danner’s best known recent films include the 2000 comedy Meet the Parents, and its sequels, Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers. Her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow, has garnered worldwide recognition as an actress as well. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1998 for her performance in Shakespeare in Love.

1. Goldie Hawn (b. 1945) and Daughter Kate Hudson (b. 1979)


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